Our 50th Anniversary at Riverhouse

Our 50th Anniversary was a wonderful success due to Chris, Cindy and the staff in the Eagles Nest. Every request was handled with professionalism. We got many many compliments on what was a perfect party. Thank you so much for making it a most memorable event.
 - Gail W.

We Were Absolutely Blown Away By The Overall Experience

Our reception was at Riverhouse on November 12th and we were absolutely blown away by the overall experience. The venue itself was exactly what we were looking – it has a rustic yet romantic vibe and the view on the river is incredible. The floor layout was completely different from any other wedding venue we had seen. All of the seats are around the dance floor which gave all of our guests a clear view to all of the exciting events on the dance floor. 

The food was AMAZING (bacon wrapped filet, cheesy potatoes, kicken shrimp… I could keep going!) We received tons of great feedback on the entire experience. 

The event staff were an absolute joy to work with. Kris VanDerNoord, the Events Manager was with us every step of the way with amazing ideas and tips about decor layout and design, ways to save and was always on top of everything! She was always quick to respond to my (many) questions and always made time to meet around our busy schedules. Cindy, the wedding coordinator was awesome and helped get everything together day of. 

Overall, I would HIGHLY recommend any event at the Riverhouse. The team did a flawless job at helping us plan one of the happiest days of our lives!

- Morgan A.

We Enjoy Our Christmas Celebration At The Riverhouse Every Year

We enjoy our Christmas celebration at the Riverhouse every year. From the planning stage to the final dance, Kris and her staff make our corporate event spectacular. We enjoy exceptional service, delicious food and a extraordinary setting on the river. I highly recommend the Riverhouse.

-Valerie Q

We Had Great Service – At The Manatee Riverhouse

From the initial meeting to the end of the event, we had great service! Cindi (the event manager), was very accommodating and helpful during the event. She helped us set up the room with the flowers and centerpieces, she was a great help with the Audio Visual. My attendees were extremely impressed with the venue and the food was out of this world! Everyone had great things to say!

Leslie W.
Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association

I Would Wholeheartedly Recommend Riverhouse

A friend from England asked me to organize a surprise birthday party for his wife. They used to winter here and had many friends which they hadn’t seen in several years. Working over nine months with Kris VanDerNoord at Riverhouse,a party for Fourty five was planned. Kris suggested the Eagles Nest room, helped choose the menu and organized the beverage service and was clear and detailed about the “fitting” of the room as to table set up, linens and servers for the event. The party was a huge success in no small part due to Kris, Cindi and the event staff at the Riverhouse. The Eagles Nest was a perfect venue for the party, with a 360 degree view of the River, the marina and the sunset. All in all an extraordinary evening provided by the the professional, friendly and efficient staff at Riverhouse. I would wholeheartedly recommend Riverhouse for any event big or small.

- Frank G


We had a wonderful time here for our wedding reception

We had a wonderful time here for our wedding reception on the water! The views were spectacular; the food was amazing; the staff was friendly; courteous and on top of everything throughout the evening; the venue was simply incredible. Many of our guests have told us how much fun they had and what a great party it was. Unquestionably, a large part of that is due to the staff of the Riverhouse making sure everything went seamlessly throughout the evening. Thank you Kristin, Shannon and crew for helping to make it an evening to remember!

- Katie & Alan F